Punta Cana is an awesome looking place, perfect for relaxation and fun, making it one of the most attractive places in the Caribbean. Granted, you can still find the all-inclusive resorts here (ranging from budget to luxe), but boutique properties with a la carte options are also appearing in greater numbers, as are first-class restaurants. The result is a sophisticated beach scene you can get to by lunch. This elegant hotel, one of five hotels which comprise the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort, is a golfer’s paradise offering a par 72, 18-hole championship golf course which opened in 1991. This course borders a picturesque lake and winds through lush tropical vegetation, where you will discover inspiring views at every hole.
Resorts in Punta Cana like to offer wedding packages, differing from location to location but sharing an array of ceremony-necessities including the judge, license, music, flowers, cake, and a number of gifts littering your honeymoon suite. Planning often spans far beyond these basic elements and is recognized in Punta Cana by an abundance of wedding specialists. The resort is located on the white sand of Bavaro Beach, and has an adjacent spa and casino to provide one of the most complete activity schedules in the world. Other activities include scuba diving excursions, boat charters, and planned activities for all ages. Popular for its all-inclusive resort vacation packages, Punta Cana, the Dominican is one of the fastest growing foreign investment locations in the world. It is called Bavaro Beach by many and any real estate purchased in this part of the Dominican Republic will only increase in value.
This luxury resort hotel is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and is close to the beach. It faces the beautiful white sandy beach of Playa Bavaro, which is some 700 m long, on the east coast of the Dominican Republic. This is not the place for the adventurous, resorts are located behind gates in stand alone complexes complete with activities, shopping, dining, nightlife, sports and spa – no travel necessary. The reason for this is quite simple, there is very little surrounding Punta Cana and the only city, Higuey, is 40 miles away with little of interest apart from the Basilica, a large modern cathedral honouring the Virgen de la Altagracia, patron saint of the Dominican Republic. On the other hand, if you want to try your hand with Lady Luck, then you might want to stay at the Majestic Colonial Punta Cana, another all-inclusive resort. The Punta Cana casino and hotel offer more than just gaming tables pleasing a large variety of guests.
Like Punta Cana, Bavaro is bordered with numerous all-inclusive resorts, many with cool refreshing drinks served beach-side. Bavaro Beach Resort disco is, for instance, the main dance bar among the five large Barcelo Bavaro hotels. The disco opens at 11pm and usually becomes packed after midnight. We arrived at the other side of the resort and the views of the beach and palm trees were amazing! We were greeted by our hostess who informed us we could choose between playing futbol (soccer) or taking dancing lessons as our activity for the day.
Those arriving by car may make use of the hotel car park and garage facilities and room and laundry services round off the offerings. Because of its explosive growth, it is hard to believe that 35 years ago all one could find in Punta Cana was a tiny adventurer’s hotel and one narrow, dirt road. There was no airport, the hotel didn’t offer the services that are offered today. Pick any low cost, charter, or scheduled flight and match it with one of our thousands of hotels. Add optional car hire, transfers, and insurance.